So it's a New Year!

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been.
— Unknown

So with a New Year comes all sorts of hoopla.  Mostly we start to reflect and to feel the pressure of the "New Years Resolution!"
          I, for one, am tired of this process and have taken on a new approach. One: I have taken on a theme for January called "Gentle January" (stole that from one of my new Mentors).  Me being the lover of themes, any theme gets the creative in me excited.  Two: I chose a Word for the year to represent how I want to feel, live, and cultivate living more beautifully!  I chose this word from a pattern of three words that kept showing up in My World on a regular basis. These words are "Grace, Ease, and Elegance." So it just seemed natural to choose a word for the year that brought all those together: CHANEL (not to mention that the colors Black and White have long been my favorite combination). I love the Chanel No. 5 perfume, one that I wear more than any other. She (Chanel) is the iconic Woman that screams "Grace, Ease, and Elegance."
          So my word for the year is Chanel! Here's the thing... I have some goals that I've set.  Not "Resolutions", but Goals.  I'm a big believer in a goal not written is only a wish!  More importantly I need to live, breathe, eat, sleep, meditate and be grace, ease, and elegant. It is time.
            I've done the chaos thing for far too long. 2017 I will be 53 and I want to want, what I want with no apologies. I want to make this year about lists; lists tracking the kind of woman I want to be (as I'm becoming).  Lists of happy things, lists of dreams and desires, lists of how I want to feel everyday. Lastly (and this is a biggie), a list of what I will NOT do anymore!

     So with my year of not doing more to be more, to gain progress only when my heart and my head align, and with the focus on the LISTS, it will be a different kind of year.  What kind of word would you pick? What is it you REALLY want for yourself in the New Year? Is it really to set a bunch of unrealistic goals that add heaviness to your spirit? Is it the thought of you needing to be fixed? I say you are perfectly imperfect just as you are. With the lists comes lightness and joy.  I believe that once we start focusing on what we want and how we want to feel, we will see that extra weight come off without going on a diet.  We will find joy in our everyday living, and ease into Living Beautifully. That is Jenell's Skin wish for you!  Happy New Year!! http://www.jenellgarcia.com/

 

PS. I feel like we waste so much time and energy judging ourselves by what we should be doing. We should spend time thinking about what we should not be doing! Here are some ideas for unresolutions!

I will not...

I wont waste time doing...

I have no intentions of...

I'm not going to...

I'll stop...